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Social inequality in post-growth Japan : transformation during economic and demographic stagnation

Author: David Chiavacci; Carola Hommerich
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Series: Routledge contemporary Japan series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Chiavacci; Carola Hommerich
ISBN: 9781138638983 1138638986 9780815356295 0815356293
OCLC Number: 943680313
Description: xiv, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Introduction: 1. After the banquet: New inequalities and their perception in Japan since the 1990s / Carol A Hommerich --
Part II. Creation of Inequality and its Perception in Japan: 2. Institutions and actors in the creation of social inequality: a rational choice approach to social inequality / Yoshimichi Sato ; 3. The gap as threat: Status anxiety in the 'middle' / Carola Hommerich --
Part III. Labour Market and Employment System: 4. The "re-segmentation" of the Japanese labour market: Investigating the impact of industrial dynamics / Sébastien Lechevalier ; 5. Does employment dualisation lead to political polarisation? Assessing the impact of labour market inequalities on political discourse in Japan / Steffen Heinrich ; 6. Are labour union movements capable of solving the problems of the "gap society"? / Jun Imai --
Part IV. Welfare State and Family: 7. Economic inequality among families with small children in Japan: Who provides welfare to children? / Sawako Shirahase ; 8. Social policy responses to the 'gap society': The structural limitations of the Japanese welfare state and related official discourses since the 1990s / Harald Conrad ; 9. The old and new welfare politics in Japan: Persisting obstacles to reform / Margarita Estevez-Abe --
Part V . Education and Social Mobility: 10. Understanding structural changes in inequality in Japanese education: From selection to choice / Takehiko Kariya ; 11. Political discourse and education reforms concerning "equality of educational opportunity" / Akito Okada ; 12. Trying to reduce inequalities in school: The academic discourse and the concept of 'effective schools' / Julia Canstein --
Part VI. Urban-Rural Divide: 13. The urban-rural divide in Japan: A matter of social inequality? / Ralph Lutzeler ; 14. The public and political discourse on socio-spatial inequality in Japan / Volker Elis ; 15. Understanding the dynamics of regional growth and shrinkage in 21st century Japan: Towards the achievement of an Asia-Pacific 'depopulation dividend' / Peter Matanle --
Part VII. New Immigration and Ethnic Minorities: 16. Migration and integration patterns of new immigrants in Japan: Diverse structures of inequality / David Chiavacci ; 17. The "multicultural coexistence" discourse in crisis? Public discourse on immigrant integration in the gap society / Takashi Kibe ; 18. Understanding the gaps between immigrant economic outcomes: Strategic action and meaning-making among newcomer immigrants in Japan / Gracia Liu-Farrer --
Part VIII. Conclusion: 19. Re-assembling the pieces: The big picture of inequality in Japan / Carola Hommerich.
Series Title: Routledge contemporary Japan series.
Responsibility: edited by David Chiavacci and Carola Hommerich.

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